The Road to Unintended Consequences

Title

The Road to Unintended Consequences

Description

There is a custom in Minnesota-and I'm not sure to what extent it exists elsewhere-but here and there, roadside memorials materialize that obviously mark the spot of a fatal accident. Sometimes they are in the form of a cross, or sometimes they consist of a small collection of artificial flowers. Occasionally there is a small sign with a name. While I have no trouble understanding the motivation of loved ones in honoring their deceased, I've often wondered whether this ritual is a good idea.

Creator

Nancy Gonzalez, CFLE

Date

October 22, 2008

Identifier

road-unintended-consequences

Files

Collection

Citation

Nancy Gonzalez, CFLE, “The Road to Unintended Consequences,” NCFR Online Digital Archive, accessed September 23, 2019, https://archive.ncfr.org/n-equals-1/road-unintended-consequences.